This work is registered in the Archives of the Karel Appel Foundation.
Mr. and Mrs. Ammanuel Looten Collection, Paris (acquired from the artist) Sale: Sotheby's, Amsterdam, 19th Century European Paintings and Modern & Contemporary Art, 15 December 2009, lot 94 Acquired from the above sale by the current owner
The colours are fairly accurate in the catalogue illustration.
The panel presents original wears and imperfections xxx
There are areas of cracks throughout the surface, mainly visible on the black paint, some of which have been carefully stabilized. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."